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The Mid Island Business Initiative (MIBI) invites you to join us and discover the incredible opportunities that await you and your business.

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We believe in the immense potential of Mid Vancouver Island as a place to grow and flourish.

We engage with businesses to hear the story of their successes, share the advantages of living and working here, and facilitate the present and future prosperity of our region.

Rich in abundance and growing rapidly

Mid Vancouver Island offers a distinctly unique combination of excitement and rejuvenation. With the costs of living and doing business a mere fraction of those in Vancouver and Victoria, the Nanaimo region is an ideal place to work and play.

Right in the middle of possibility

The city of Nanaimo is the economic hub of the Mid Island. You can easily connect with the rest of the Island, the Mainland, and beyond.

Where balance is a way of life

Boundless nature and activity awaits you in the Mid Island. With a cost of living ¼ of that in Vancouver, you can do more than just work hard.

Moving toward the future

In the next 25 years, our skilled, educated population is set to increase by 30%. We invite you to join our dynamic, expanding business community.

Living & Working

Build your career and make a life in Mid Vancouver Island.

Doing Business

Make the right move with your business to Mid Vancouver Island.

Success Stories

Meet some of the many successful businesses that call Mid Vancouver Island home.

Latest News

Keep up to date on any new developments & news in the Mid Island.

Thank you to our sponsors

Campaign Supporters

  • Atlas Engineered Products
  • Budget Car & Truck Rental
  • Canadian Western Bank
  • Coastal Community Credit Union
  • Coastland Wood Industries
  • COPCAN Civil Ltd
  • F&M Installations
  • Hazelwood Construction
  • Ivanhoe Cambridge
  • JE Anderson
  • Kristo Zorkin Group
  • Leaders International
  • Mazzei Electric
  • Milestone Equipment Contracting
  • MosiacIT
  • Fortune Canada Business Consulting
  • Nanaimo Airport
  • Port of Nanaimo
  • RBC
  • Tourism Vancouver Island
  • Vancouver Island University
  • Wesley Square Professional Centre
  • Westmark Construction